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Amount Of Vitamin A During Pregnancy Affects Offspring Immunity, Nature Reveals


3/20/2014 6:46:41 AM

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A team of researchers working in the Netherlands has found that the amount of vitamin A a woman consumes during pregnancy has a lifelong impact on the immune system of her offspring. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes experiments they conducted with pregnant mice on vitamin A restricted diets and the impact it had on the development of offspring immunity. In a companion News & Views article GĂ©rard Eberl, of the Pasteur Institute provides a history of vitamin A research and the various findings of several research efforts.

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